Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Charles R. Smith Jr.
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
28 Days is a powerful book about twenty-eight significant days in history that affected the black equal rights movement, including the days of Dred Scott, the Fourteenth Amendment, and Plessy v. Ferguson. This book even focuses on people like Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, the Little Rock Nine, and Daniel Hale Williams. To highlight Daniel Hale Williams, the book gives a short description, a short poem, and then an explanation of who he is, what he did, and why it's important.
What a beautiful book! This book uses all types of literature: everything from poetry to eulogies. It’s an informational book, but every page is a beautiful story. The illustrations are amazing because of the different textures and the stories they capture. The pictures will intrigue and capture even young children’s attention. If read to younger children, they would be able to comprehend, but older children could read it independently and be able to understand. Overall, this is an amazing book!